Purple Heart City Signs Installed
Posted on 06/14/2019

Cape Girardeau is now a Purple Heart City along the Purple Heart Trail! You may have noticed new "Purple Heart City" signs added to Cape Girardeau's welcome signs at key entrances to our fair city.

 On Wednesday, June 12, Mayor Bob Fox, residents and administrators with the Missouri Veterans Home, city staff and members of community veterans groups gathered to celebrate the signs' installation around town.

The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to those who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

Previously, representatives with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League: Cpl Mason O Yarbrough Det #1081 and VFW POST 3838 attended the Nov. 7, 2018 City Council meeting to proclaim Cape Girardeau as the newest Purple Heart City along the Purple Heart Trail.